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the white house won't deliver its own budget in time and still wants to raise more taxes. we're about to hear a response from a republican house member. >>> that's not all. fed chief ben bernanke is saying it must raise the debt ceiling and that the fed is going to keep buying bonds for now. on this one-month anniversary of the heinous, awful newtown shootings, the sheriff comes out in favor of banning assault weapons. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up tonight, president obama slams the republicans. he says no gimmick, no magic coins. just the plain old standoff on the debt ceiling. who is gonna blink first in this? john harwood joins us from washington with the details. good evening. >> good evening. the president used the last news conference of first term to draw an ever-brighter line with congressional republicans on the debt ceiling. they say they want dollar for dollar spending cuts to be matched with an increase in the debt ceiling. the president said i'll negotiate with you, but not over the debt ceiling. he simply is not going to allieu republicans to take th
neighborhoods. let's remember that. but still some homeowners find that they owe back property taxes and maintenance fines on a home they thought they'd lost. maria? >> all right, diana. stay there. we want to get reaction now within real estate from real estate attorney sherry oliphson. good to see you. >> thanks. >> should a process be in place to avoid the zombie foreclosures? >> well, absolutely. i mean, we've learned through this crisis that foreclosure litigation is unlike any other litigation. we have time frames as a result of the robosigner and others that diana referenced for banks to complete short sale processes and notification requirements 37 and these other requirements if foreclosures are not going to be pursued need to be enforced. not only for the homeowners but also for the neighbors and for investors in those banks. we're talking about as many as 2 million mortgages that are in zombieland. who knows what financial impact that's going to have when it shows up on the bank's books? >> sure which is what diana was reporting. should the banks have a time limit to decid
taxes as the most important issues facing american small businesses and that's double the response for any other issue. the next two were government and relagz. in other news, walmart will announce a plan to hire every veteran that applies for a job. the only requirement? the vets need to have retired from the military within the last year. >>> the house will begin to debate on a $51 billion plan for superstorm sandy victims. more than 90 amendments will be filed by friday. earlier this month, lawmakers approved $9.7 billion to help pay flood insurance claims from the storm. the senate is expected to pick up whatever legislation the house approves, but things are getting testy at this point. you are talking about over 75 days i believe at some point since the storm actually came through. governor chris christie of new jersey has been making harsh comments about how you will not expect in the past of seeing any of the representatives from this area of the country who were voting down bill toes help aide flood and victims in iowa. he doesn't want to see breaking down into you scratch
until after april 6th. that's when the top income tax rate in the country will drop the 45% from 50. the strategy relates to bonuses that were deferred from 2009, 2010 and 2011. goldman brought forward payments of deferred stock to executives in the united states to 2012 in order to beat tax hikes implemented for top earnses in 2013. we will talk more about bonus season later today with alana einstein. >> it shows you how crazy it is when all of these countries have moving targets for taxes. everybody plays around the corners and tries to evade as much as they can. >> i guess al jazeera gore missed by a day. >> you're saying he should have sold? >> he's trying hard but, anyway, he's worth more than romney now. >> i did hear that. >> how much is he worth? >> like 100 million from selling his left wing green outfits to the -- one of the biggest oil -- i love him. anyway, yeah, i don't want him to blow it all on food and stuff like that. >>> and swatch is buying the luxury jewelry arm of harry winston for $750 million in cash. swatch is the biggest watchmaker by sales and the latest de
as if the democrats are the parties of tax and spend, the republicans are the party of borrow and spend. did you see any evidence of the bush administration that there was any entitlement cutbacks? i don't believe most republican politicians have discipline when it comes to spending or they wouldn't have been nearly as profligate, give me a break. this won't be much of a show count. republicans -- come here, come here, the republicans, they don't want to cut spending either. embarrassing the president is one thing, but actually offering plans to cut medicare, social security, defense, oh, please. i'll believe it as i see it, even though i think it's important that it be done. both parties guilty of too much spending. the democrats witt vitriolic, t to make money to pay for it. and enough politics. the american investor figures out we're pretty long through the united states of three-ring circuses. the most important spur for investment is confidence. three issues that held up business formation and stock investing for a long time. put a drag on it. uncertainty of the presidential election, uncertain
phone 5 sending shares below. >> did you see your paycheck on friday? the payroll tax hike obviously kicking in for many americans. felt like a pay cut. will this be a temporary shock or a headwind as stocks hover at five-year highs. >> ubs achoirs tnt after a commission throws up road blocks. >>> to the top story. in the pre-market, we've seen apple shares fall below $500 for the first time in 11 months. the tech giant has cut its orders for iphone 5 components because of weaker than expected demands. screen orders for january to march quarter have fallen about half. the company had planned to order. apple said to cut orders for components other than screens. now, jim, we've had sort of this concern about demand for the iphone 5. i think last week when deutsche bank came out with the note from the japanese team, specifically citing this very issue, that's when the concerns really started to mount and the stock really started feeling the impact. >> i think that there's something wrong with the iphone 5. i think that samsung has come on very strong. when you go to a resaler, the sales
debate, it can be far harder to solve than the taxes, we think the market can be down for a while, and before it comes back up. >> so you're looking for a decline, and perhaps that is an entry point for some. do you agree with that? >> i think any decline is an opportunity to buy, maria. i'm very, very bullish on u.s. equities and one of the main reasons i am the u.s. energy story which i think is a story that's not being told as well as it should be. in 2012 the u.s. oil production was up 16%. that was the biggest year over year increase in u.s. oil production since 18 at which just happens to be when we started producing oil so if we think about what's going on. we have right now -- right now we produce oil at 80%, the same price the rest of the world does. we produce natural gas at 25% of the price the rest of the world does. we have cheap energy here in the united states and we feel that will drive manufacturing back to the united states, create jobs, and when all this political stuff is over, that's going to be a big story that we'll talk about ten years from now. >> these ar
nothing to do with our inability to govern our own spending and taxes. but anytime one tries to hold it, that is when it is wrong. whatever you want to call it, when you have a moral and constitutional obligation you shouldn't mix it up with things you want to do politically. i come back to you, there is the see quester that was done in late 2011. and on top of that, we have to have a continuing resolution to let the government run. my suggestion is that you give yourself time to get that done. >> maybe we can rise beyond some of our constituentsys which are screaming in our ears don't compromise. >> maybe you can change the order that these fall. if you want to line up where you are spendingwise. but i have to disagree with my buddy charlie and i think the moral obligation here and the way that you keep us from being downgraded how do we tell the markets that we are doing something to tell the debt curve what it is about to do to the country. >> if it looks like you are trying to parcel out, there are 80 million payment accounts in the american government and you are rying to give out
that fiscal cliff deal where dividend taxes just went to 20%. a lot of upset and anticipation that it would go higher but 20% is a great number. >> exactly. >> steven hammer, setting some highs of the day right now. you're bullish at least for the short-term here, how much higher do you go? >> i have no doubt in the next six months. we could potentially see anywhere from a 5% to 10% increase in the u.s. stock market, but we need to be cautiously optimistic, and to us it's all about earnings and it's all about volatility which is why we wait based on risk, and investors need to be cautious to where they invest money and they still need to stick with quality. >> okay. hank smith. what's going to take us to these new highs, do you think? >> well, look, i think we've seen in the beginning of this year finally some money coming out of bond mondayfunds going i equity funds. for five years it's been just the opposite so perhaps we're at the very beginning of what could be a very powerful trend providing a ton of fuel to the equity markets, and we agree. look, dividends are still very attractive, as l
to pay a new tax and there is a tax on those who speculation on industrial properties. seng wun, some people are pointing to what is happening with japan as inciting more capital inflows into places like singapore. do you expect more measures in response? >> i think the policymakers here in singapore, we have seen the hong kong government trying to attempt with limited success to hold on property prices here. we have seen inflows. if you look at the last few weeks, we are very strong close into the equity market and given that this region is still set to be likely to lead growth in the coming over 12 months or so itself, that's likely a gain to bring more money. unless, of course, we see a strong turn around in growth in europe and the u.s., but from the medium term itself, when you've got growth and you've got employment opportunity, you've got income growth and environment of very low interest rate is headache to policymaker in which i think the government here continue to have to fine tunemakers every now and then essentially because after they tighten one time, they quiet down the
taxes up to the level where you fund the promises that we've already made. the entitlements that we've already made and the guarantees we've made, they just want to raise taxes on somebody. i don't know who, to the point where we never actually reform medicare, medicaid or social security. >> the question i want to ask him, is there ever a time that he's making, is it now given where we are in the economy? >> well, the question is, you put in a hundred and you take out 400 in medicare and the government covers 300. >> and it makes no sense. >> well, no, but there are people that think that the government's roll is to provide that 300. and so we should raise taxes to the point where you -- it doesn't matter that you -- >> right. >> it doesn't matter. that is the redistribution. >> that's the agal tearan notion or the equality, the fairness in outcome. >> i'll give it to him. we'll ask the question. >> i just hope you got fired up watching lance. >> i'm fired up watching lance. i'm fired up for that interview. >> i can tell he hurt you. i could tell from when you were over there, you
million r tax adjustment and $376 million from something and $700 million from reduced mortgage loan loss. jamie dimon said challenges still exist but as we look forward to 2013 -- let me finish this thought, we look forward -- we remain optimistic. we're committed to doing our part to speed the recovery of the housing market and we continue to see favorable credit conditions across our wholesale loan portfolios. at first blush. go ahead, andrew. introduce chris. >> chris whalen is here to respond to these numbers. i'm here to say they also put out on their website today. what do you make of these numbers? >> similar to welles making up a lot of earnings numbers with cost cutting, very important. a little light on revenue, i think the story of most banks going into 2013. my guess is interest margins continuing to squeeze because of the fed. >> that's not going to get better. >> the benefit from the fed has gone by on net and tt an alarmi rate and the time's gone >> what's your thoughts on loan growth. >> as jamie said he's trying hard to put on assets, everyone in the industry is. but wit
demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. but, he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, and gun free zones for ours. >> all right. the white house called the ad repugnant and cowardly. i think they are right. can i say something about this partisan back and forth. we have just come out of a heinous mass murder atrocity which is of course a complete national tragedy. all right. is it possible, just once that the republicans and the nra and democrats and the president can stop this cheap unseemly squabbling just once? may we have a civilized conversation about what this nation can do to avoid another horrible sandy hook? all i want, all i want is a civil conversation. there's a lot of very complex pieces here and they need the best minds to figure this out. i just want the squabbling to stop. this is worst than the fiscal squabbling and the debt ceiling. you know why? the stakes are higher. we're talking human lives. those little baby angels. let's try in their memory to figure something out if stead of hurling epitha
mean, you really think we must be doing terrible. we have higher payroll tax, a gridlock in washington, but the actual job growth is very out of sync, and it almost says like, listen, we got rid of this, let's start hiring. we may be looking at this debt ceiling, and i'm going to invoke shakespeare, the bard, that this may be much ado about nothing. i'm going there. right here. >> right now? the cliff is -- >> don't you love -- you know, when i first heard, i thought what a great title, i said no, moran, take the shakespeare course first the it's going to be claymation death match, maybe ufc, you and i watch that in our spare time -- not -- but i don't think it's as important as getting through the fiscal cliff. people are hiring again. >> dow transports continue to hit six-year highs. >> even as crude is up 95. >> it's like a market that has transport leadership. did you see union pacific? we had mike's southern on "mad money" he says point-blank, the hole has bottomed and is starting to go higher. and be good to the shutdowns, the coal plants. don't forget china has been burning coal
and costs were pretty moderate in the fourth quarter, and i think with the -- with the change in the taxes that came through in january, usually better for staples than consumer discretionaries so hopefully we'll get good numbers from there. >> where would you be investing, peter sorrentino? you said you like the early cyclicals? what does that mean? who do you like here? >> well, really it's a wide brush right now. we like refiners, the volero of the world. marathon petroleum spun out. that's an opportunity and agriculture, companies like lindsey, adco. do like the brazilian market. the real suffered last year so a lot of companies are on sale, cozian and volley, after great opportunities for investors, considering we've got a strong theme in the emerging markets that will continue this year. >> peter, thanks for joining us, rick as always, andres and christian come back when you can stay longer. >> i will. thank you very much. >> see you later. less than an hour finishing off what's been a pretty good week for the bulls on wall street. bob pisani has been in the middle of the action and
of the upcoming debt ceiling and laid to waste by the end of the tax holiday. rich people stopped dead in their tracks by new tax hikes. one so steep we were supposed to switch to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches rather than dining at three-star restaurants. pass the skippy, keep the foie gras. we find out we had the highest housing starts since the boom, double where we were not that long ago, and the analysts were determined to tell you housing is about to go all tepid, numbers don't fit into the scenario, not a negative one and that's the story of the market right now bullish backs getting in the way of the bearish story. now, i will tell you on any given day, we're capable of a serious swoon and we are due for one. holy cow. maybe dow and intel not so hot tonight can cause one sell, sell, sell. this feels like a moment like the mid 1980s where the bulls areaa lay boeing. it seems like when i was a young, curly haired kid. i want to see the amazing con colombia ra glomerate. one of those rare things, when you can get an audience with an investment titan. he heard i had a hot hand.
influx of patients coming into the hospital. it's really sort of taxed the entire hospital system. we have patients in our emergency room, have crowded a lot of patients in the emergency room. we've used a lot of techniques to accommodate the influx of patients we've seen. >> are you seeing at least at press, are other hospitals, those extraordinary measures that some have taken, are they beginning to pull back a bit? >> we're not pulling back yet. as i said, we've seen a slight decline in the last couple days. but we want to make sure it actually starts falling considerably before we pull back. we've got additional staff on board. we've opened up additional units in order to take care of these patients. we've created new protocols in our emergency room to tri to triage them so make sure they're not mixing with the other patients. those policies will still be in place for the next couple weeks likely. >> in kitchens, and offices around the country, people are still talking about whether to get a vaccination, right? >> yes. >> they can start as early as october. if you haven't gotten a
, how can you do that? you'll pay a big tax. well, apparently the repatriation is a lot more doable than they're being given credit for. i don't know exactly what that means, we'll bring it back once we do the lbo. the big question is why current management considered buying back stocks. there's a special committee here, of course. we'll see whether they can get to a price that every side agrees on and that shareholders will approve. >> yesterday, most of the day was spent pooh-poohing this deal. because of the repatriation. because of the equity check. >> it seemed to be insurmountable because the club deals are frowned upon at this point. >> then i want to ask you whether this is some sort of sea change. because this is obviously a much smaller check. yesterday we said it would be $8 billion. >> no, $4 billion to $5 billion. >> what i'm saying is, this is a rival departure from what we've seen from the little money put up. >> given the size of the hlbo - >> top line doesn't matter. this company's bottom line is larger than the top line. >> the other thing is, you've got credit markets
trading, though. there are certain names people want to be involved with. for tax reasons, people got out of that last year and many of them put their money back into the market through facebook. it will be interesting to see after a month or a month and a half what happens after that money switches back into apple. we need apple to come out with something exciting. this is the first time the blackberry 10 had that excitement. when was the last time a company besides apple had that much excitement around a company? >> and so when the retail investor if and when they had come back, that you would often be a signal saying that often looks at retail value. when everyone wants to be at the same place, that's probably not where they want to be. >> it's tough for them to go all in and i see that. so i agree with a lot of what you're saying. but the one thing i would say to retail investors is work your way in slowly so you can wroo the time to buy down drafts. retailers make the mistake of going in at levels like this and then when we have a sell-off, it panics them out. >> same analogy to 401(
, this is making a comeback. read a story on munis. there's tax issues we might revis revisit. real quickly, the spreads are starting to widen. maybe that's why businesses really at that point in these markets while the tapping is good. >> thank you, rick. survey monkey. it's a web-based survey company has raised $800 million in debt. one of the largest and one of its newest investors happens to be google. kayla tausch has been following this. >> thank you, dave, for being here. rare east costa peerns to announce this newest round of funding. $800 million. no small amount. more than most spaul public companies raise going public. >> we've been working on this for over a year. we decided there's a lot of good reasons to go public. if you need capital, you need equity and if you just need liquidity and you could find that from being private, we said if there's a good way to do it and get liquidity for investors and employees was do that. we brought in new equity and brought in debt. >> raising debt for a private growth-oriented technology company. not something that happens very often. i know
explained away as people pull forward their bonuses in 2012 for taxes. let's see if it lasts beyond that. earnings are slowing down. the economy is slowing down. and on the positive, you've got the fed pushing real hard. so maybe we don't have a big down in the market because of the fed, but the fundamentals beyond the fed are real hard to support the market going up. >> china's improving. japan is in uber-stimulus mode. a number of people have changed their gdp numbers this weekend 2.5%. it's not horrible and it's slowly improving. >> it is definitely tough out there. there's no argument there. final word very quickly, ralph. i just want to get your single best idea right here. if your scenario materializes and this market goes up, what's your best idea? where do you want to put your money today? >> xlf. financials. >> that's his financial sector there. >> yep. >> thanks, guys. >> we'll see you soon. thank you so much. we'll keep you updated on the dell story as it develops. we are in the final stretch of trading. 45 minutes until the closing bell sounds. >>> more than 50% of cap manage
't see big tax revenues coming in because we're not creating a lot of jobs. the economy is growing less than 2%, and we're still bragging about what a great year it is for stock returns. >> maria, can i jump in here for a moment. >> i think, rick, got to stop looking at the glass being half empty. it will be a weak fourth quarter but that's mostly because of weak exports and inventories. the u.s. consumer doing pretty well. >> what about all the activity we pulled from the first quarter based on the fiscal cliff you? think the first quarter is really going to be that much better? >> look at the information we have now. a pry pry try survey done by isi of home builders and said january will be a blockbuster month for home building, and let me bring up two other points that don't get mentioned here. the mortgage foreclosure settlement and a couple other things on the regulatory front, the liquidity ratios being eased up, a very good environment for lending, very solid for housing. i can see a lot more reasons to be positive than negative right now. >> if interest rates went up 100 basis p
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